This year's Australian Dance Music Awards take place in November at Sydney nightclub Home. Cast your vote to win a prize pack of Allen & Heath and Stanton goodies...
This year's Australian Dance Music Awards take place at Sydney nightclub Home in November. All categories except one will be decided by public voting plus there's a chance for voters to win a prize pack of Allen & Heath and Stanton goodies.
The Australian Dance Music Awards were skipped last year (no good dance music down under in 2004-5?) but the good news is that they return again this November. And what a difference two years makes. Gone are the progressive and breaks acts of yesteryear - in their place are indie-electro rockers The Presets, indie-disco poppers Cut Copy plus SH-101 whiz Deepchild. Hip-hop artists have also fared well again with N'Fa and the Hilltop Hoods receiving several nominations.
The nominees for each category were chosen by a panel of dance music industry members including representatives from record labels and the media. However there are a few oddballs such as Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian and the absence of this year's DMC winner DJ Perplex from the Turntablists category.
All categories except for the Outstanding Contribution to Dance will be decided by public vote with several people's choice awards including Best International DJ, Best Event and Best Radio Show. Voters can also choose the Best Club Night and Best DJ for each state.
Make your vote count here and be in the running to win a prize pack including an Allen & Heath Xone 92 Mixer signed by all the DMA winners, Stanton Final Scratch 2, two Stanton ST150 turntables with slipmats and SMV3 cartridges, two Stanton C314 CD players and Stanton DJPRO2000S headphones.
Here's the full list of official 2006 DMA Nominees:
Best Video Clip
1. Cut Copy - Going Nowhere
2. N'Fa - Cause an Effect
3. Deepchild - Blackness of the Sea
4. The Presets - Are you the one?
Best Urban Act
1. Guy Sebastian
2. Jade Macrae
3. Israel -
4. Kid Confucius
Best Debut Artist
1. Midnight Juggernauts
3. Riot In Belgium
4. Van She
Best Live Act
1. Cut Copy
2. Hilltop Hoods
4. Midnight Juggernauts
1. Hilltop Hoods " The Hard Road" Suffa Remix
2. Prodigy - "Voodoo People" Pendulum Remix
3. T Rek "Freakshow Disco #3" Stick Figures Risky Disco Mix
4. Ignition - "This Love is War" Goodwill Remix
1. Bondi Calling 3
2. Future Classics attractions
3. Modular - Modular presents Leave them all behind
Best Mix CD
1. Bang Gang - Mashed 2
2. John Course & Goodwill - Sessions Three
3. Mark Walton – Story of Electro
4. Tiga & Ajax - In the Mix 05
Best Independent Label
2. Elefant Traks
Best Hip Hop Act
2. The Herd
3. Hilltop Hoods
1. Dirty South
3. Plutonic Lab
4. Suffa (Hilltop Hoods)
1. Dirty South Vs Evermore "Its too late"
2. Hilltop Hoods - The Hard Road
3. Pendulum – Tarantula
4. The Presets - Are you the one?
1. The Presets – Beams
2. Deepchild – Lifetime
3. Hilltop Hoods – Hard Road
4. Hermitude – Tales from the drift
2. John Course
3. Nick Toth
People's Choice Awards
Best International DJ
Best Radio Show
Best Club Night (statewide)
Best DJ (statewide)
Voting for the Australian Dance Music Awards starts today September 25th, 2006 and closes on October 23rd, 2006. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Sydney nightclub Home on November 17th, 2006. Tickets to the awards ceremony, which for the first time will be open to the public, are now on sale.